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Big Congrats to Diane Doub and McKenna Shook on their HOY awards!

Diane Doub and her horse “Prestige” were recently named Horse of the Year for AA riders competing at 2nd level by NCDCTA for the year 2016. McKenna Shook and her horse “Dunvegan” also earned top honors at that level in the Junior Division. Mckenna and her horse have moved to a different area of the Triangle, but we still consider her part of our VHF family and send them big Congratulations. Also seen here is Lu-Ann Perryman retrieving her 6th place award for her horse “Galileo” which was earned at Training level. We hope to see lots of future success from all three horse and rider teams in the future!

Elizabeth receives her “small r” Eventing judge’s license

After three years of course work which included USEA educational sessions, apprenticing with Technical Delegates at Horse Trials, sitting, scribing, and apprentice judging, combined with her earlier competition experience, Elizabeth has completed the USEF requirements needed to be a licensed “r” Eventing judge. She hopes this will allow her to give back to the Eventing community as well as stay involved and occasionally get to see and work with Eventing friends around the country.

Angelina and Zee Cloud

Angelina and Zee Cloud attended their first dressage show recently with scores in the 65% range at Intro A and B, in their home state of Indiana. She trains at Zen Equestrian there with Lauren Griffin. Her mom Kelly Creek says everyone there is enjoying Zee and that they are doing really well! We would think so with that look of serious concentration on both their faces:)

McKenna Shook earns 2015 year-end Championships with Dunvegan

McKenna Shook and her mom Kirsten Duffy recently go to attend the USEF and NCDCTA annual awards dinners in KY. and NC. recently to accept her 2015 awards. They made us all very proud here at the farm!

USDF All Breed Jr/Yr First Level Performance Horse Champion and Reserve Champion
USEF Performance Horse Jr/Yr Dressage First Level National Champion
USEF Performance Horse Dressage First Level Zone Champion
NCDCTA Jr/Yr First Level Reserve Champion
NCDCTA Jr/Yr Beg Novice 5th place

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McKenna Shook and Dunvegan win BN-B at Warhorse series on 11/09/15

McKenna Shook and her lovely liver chestnut gelding “Dunvegan” aka Duncan, proved their versatility by winning their division of Beginner Novice at the Warhorse Event series finale at the beautiful Carolina Horse Park on 11/09/2015. McKenna led from start to finish and had a big smile on her face at the end of all three phases! This was the pair’s first outing at that level.

Congrats to McKenna Shook and “Dunvegan”

Congratulations to Mckenna and “Duncan” on being a contributing part of the winning Junior Team at the Labor of Love Dressage Show this past weekend. The pair also achieved their 2nd qualifying score for the Region 1 championships at 1st level, as well as Mckenna earning her last score for her 1st level rider certificate.

Eno Valley Triangle Pony Club clinic

Just got pictures back from the Eno Valley Pony club clinic held at VHF on March 22nd. Elizabeth had a good time with a nice group of students, horses, parents and organizers.

Genuine Gem HOY 2014

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Genuine Gem earned the Horse of the year in the NCDCTA Open 4th level division with Elizabeth. He also made his debut at the Prix St. George level during the Pinehurst schooling dressage show series, earning a 66% in February. She is fine tuning his performance a bit more in hopes of being able to compete at that level and the Intermediare I level at recognized competitions later this season.

NCDCTA Championships

Melissa Johnson, Diane Doub, MacKenna Shook, and Elizabeth/Gem

Melissa Johnson, Diane Doub, MacKenna Shook, and Elizabeth/Gem

We had fun at the NCDCTA championships! Everyone had some “best” moments; Elizabeth‘s horse Genuine Gem came home with the Reserve Championship in the Open 4th level division. MacKenna Shook broke the 80% barrier with her horse Dunvegan in the Training equitation rider class.Elizabeth‘s large pony Zee Cloud got his 2nd qualifying score of 71% for the GAIG’s in the 1st level Open division. Diane Doub and her horse Prestige finished 7th in the AA 2nd level division with scores of 63% and 62%, with this being only her 3rd recognized show at that level. Many thanks to everyone who came out to the show to help us!